ViewSonic PLED-W500

  • ViewSonic PLED-W500
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  • Smaller and lighter than lamp-based projectors.
  • Brighter than picos and palmtops.
  • Reads files from SD cards and internal memory.


  • Shows scaling artifacts at its claimed native resolution.
  • Lacks crisp focus.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 60

The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a solid representative of a new category of lightweight projectors, but it costs a bit more than its competition without offering anything extra....

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on

The Viewsonic PLED-W500 hits a lot of high notes in the competitive mini projector field. It has very good color rendition in all but its brightest mode and provides a sharp image across the screen with all resolutions. Also, its built-in media...

By on

Product round-up Those of you with laptops will undoubtedly agree that even with all convenience of portable computing, there remain compromises aplenty. Yet add a gadget here and there and mobile working can be improved tremendously. Whether it's a...

By on 60

A reasonable effort from ViewSonic, the PLED-W500 is suitable for business users who are regularly going to carry out presentations on the move. The projector is also suitable for use in the home, but the £500 price tag is a bit...

By The Inquirer on 50

The PLED-W500 projector has a small frame that packs some impressive specifications including a 500 lumens LED lamp, 1280x800 native resolution and up to 100in picture size. However, the device is ultimately let down by poor performance. Viewsonic...

By PC Advisor on 80

The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a great little projector. Portable, good-looking and feature-rich it's an ideal accessory for the mobile executive who wants to make a good impression when making presentations. It'll also provide plenty of entertainment at...

By on 80

If you don't mind the missing bells and whistles (lens shift, zoom) and can hook the PLED-W500 to a sound system to substitute for the good-enough-for-presentation built in 2W speaker, here's a cracking good entry-level home cinema projector. At a...

By on 80

We can see the ViewSonic PLED-W500 ultra-portable projector being a very attractive proposition for travelling business people despite its low lumens, because of the useful USB flash card and SD card inputs and built-in Microsoft Office Viewer....

By Expert Reviews on 60

A decent resolution, good choice of inputs and low weight make the PLED-W500 good for travelling, but it's not very bright, has laggy controls and is quite expensive...

International Review By Hard-H2O on

Como era de esperar, Viewsonic es sinónimo de calidad en el ámbito de los monitores y proyectores; este nuevo modelo con tecnología LED aporta un escaso consumo y una vida de la lámpara extremadamente larga. Con nada menos que 500 ANSI lúmenes y...

International Review By 01Net on 40

Le PLED-W500 de Viewsonic répond à une partie de nos attentes. Affichant des images d’une qualité un peu meilleure que celle de l’Acer K330 et offrant une bonne compatibilité multimédia, il nous déçoit quelque peu sur la qualité de sa finition....